If you’re looking for a great place to dine, be sure to visit a Kauai restaurant. Some spots in the island offers world-class cuisine prepared by only the best in the world. You can try a variety of authentic Hawaiian cuisine and drinks as well as other popular international dishes. Some places are ideal for romantic getaways while others are perfect for the entire family with huge appetites and a budget.
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Some Kauai restaurants particularly focus on keeping the whole family entertained and full. The Hanama’ulu Tea House and Ono Family Restaurant are popular spots for having quality service, special attention to children as well as great food and drinks. Here you can enjoy some authentic Hawaiian meals at the right sizes for every member of the household. Brick Oven Pizza is another fun restaurant as well where kids can feel right at home. If the family are up for nice meats and steaks, they can visit Tip Top, Kintaro and Brennecke’s. These places have very extensive menus.
If you’re looking at value, there are some spots that offer great prices as well. Barbecue Inn is located at the eastern side in Lihue featuring large servings at very affordable rates. For Mexican food lovers, they can visit Tacqueria Nortenos, Neidei’s Salsa & Samba and Pony Island Cantina. The Palm Tree Terrace in Wailua is ideal for big groups. You can also enjoy dining bargains at Mema’s and King & I in Wailua which offer fine Thai food and Hamura’s and Okazu Hale.
More excellent steaks and seafood await at Kalaheo Steak House which features their specialty prime rib and island fish. Meat and fish are cooked to perfection together with great appetizers and top quality wine. Bull Shed is located on the eastern shore which also has delicious steaks and seafood. Duke’s Canoe Club in the Kauai Marriott is found on the eastern shore offering an extensive salad bar and beachfront view. Winds of Beamreach is another must-visit Kauai restaurant on the north shore.
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For honeymooners and others visiting Kauai for a romantic vacation, the Princeville Resort has a few restaurants with a spectacular view of Hanalei Bay such as Cafe Hanalei, La Cascata and Bali Hai Restaurant. The Beach House Restaurant also offers seaside views on the south shore.
If you’re up to garden scenes, Piatti in Poipu and Gaylord’s near Lihue are ideal locations. Chef Jean Marie Josselin offers you some of the best Pacific cuisines on the east side of the island at A Pacific Cafe. Postcards Cafe is great for dieters since it features natural dishes with no meat and additives. Brennecke’s can provide you with the best seafoods in Hawaii such as fresh ono, snappers and ahi.
Enjoy candlelight dinners in Kauai restaurants such as Dondero’s with its array of Italian dishes. The place has an excellent wine selection coming from California and several European countries.
La Cascata has a very unique and romantic setting with inlaid marble floors, Franciscan murals and ocean view. The restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine plus authentic Italian and Hawaiian desserts. Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill at Kiahuna Plantation Drive offers Euro-Asian fusion with its delightful seafood, vegetable and meat dishes.
It also keeps you very close to Poipu Shopping Village so reservations are recommended.